Covid vaccination

    • EU countries agree on revised guidelines for travel during summer

      EU countries agree on revised guidelines for travel during summer

      European Union countries agreed on Friday to an easing of travel restrictions over summer that will allow fully vaccinated tourists to avoid tests or quarantines and broaden the list of EU regions from which it is safe to travel, news wires reported. Ambassadors from the 27 EU member states approved a modified European Commission proposal that people who have been fully vaccinated for 14 days should be able to travel freely from one EU country to another, current EU president Portugal said, cited by Reuters.

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    • UK urges G7 to vaccinate the world by 2022

      UK urges G7 to vaccinate the world by 2022

      UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on the G7 wealthiest countries to facilitate the vaccination against Covid-19 worldwide by 2022, Reuters reported. Johnson urged for a formal commitment on behalf of G7. UK will host the G7 summit next week that follows the meeting of the finance ministers of the world’s most advanced countries.

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    • France reaches its goal of 20m Covid vaccine first doses

      France reaches its goal of 20m Covid vaccine first doses

      France reached its goal on Saturday of 20 million initial doses of coronavirus vaccines, French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted ahead of long awaited restrictions easing, news wires reported. Macron announced the milestone in a tweet that said "20 million" with a green checkmark, a number that represents around 30% of the population. Health officials said the exact figure was 20,086,792; with 8,805,345 people having also had a second vaccine dose.

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    • US lifts most mask-wearing guidelines for fully vaccinated people

      US lifts most mask-wearing guidelines for fully vaccinated people

      In a major step toward returning to pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people on Thursday, allowing them to stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and in most indoor settings, AP reported. “Today is a great day for America,” President Joe Biden said during a Rose Garden address heralding the new guidance, an event where he and his staff went without masks.

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